This has been a terrible week for people across our state. Wild fires have burned so hot and so fast that some people literally had no where to run.
Our son took these shots from his back yard. They are from the Woolsey fire in Southern California. Although the fire came quite close at times, the winds kept it moving to the west, away from his home.
Here in Lincoln and throughout the Sacramento Valley the air is filled with smoke from the camp fire in Paradise. You can see in this shot from my yard the sun shining weakly through the haze, most outdoor activities have been canceled.
For us it is merely an inconvenience, for the people of Paradise it is a catastrophe. So far 48 people have been found dead and over 200 are still unaccounted for. Thousands are now homeless in an area that already had a housing shortage.
Our "Dear Leader" has chosen to blame the people of California citing poor forest management ignoring the fact that most of our forest lands are managed by the federal government and the Woolsey fire is in an area with few trees, mostly grass and brush. Perhaps it would be better if he would acknowledge climate change and establish policies to reduce global warming.
You can find more views of the sky (hopefully more pleasant ones) at SkyWatch, Friday